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THE

Christian Institutes,

OR, THE

Sincere Word of God.

BEING

A Plain and Impartial Account of the
Whole FAITH and DUTY
OF A

CHRISTIAN.

Collected out of the

WRITINGS

OF THE

Old and New Testament:
Digested under Proper HEADS,

AND.

Delivered in the Words of SCRIPTURE.

By FRANCIS GASTRELL, D.D.
Canon of Chrift-Church, and Preacher to
the Honourable Society of Lincolns-Inn..
The Second Edition cowered and impov’d.

LONDON:

Printed by W. B. for HENRY CLEMENTS at the
Half moon in St. Paul's Churca-yard. 1709.

TO THE

WORSHIPFUL

THE

Mafters of the Bench,

And the reft of the

MEMBERS

OF THE

HONOURABLE SOCIETY

OF

LINCOLNS-INN

I

GENTLEMEN,

Take this Opportunity of expreffing the grateful Senfe I have of the Honour that was done me, when I was first appointed

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Your Preacher, and of the many Proofs You have fince given me of a fincere Friendship and Regard. The Present I bere make You, is not probably fuch as You might expect, after fo many Years Preaching among You; but Your favourable Acceptance of my Endeavours to ferve You in that Way, being, as I prefume, chiefly owing to the care I have always taken not to depart from the Scripture-Principles You Tou: I did not

now laid beffer You any thing

I could

fo justly Valuable as this plain Draught of the Christian Religion, in all its native Purity and Simplicity.

It hath been no little fatisfaction to me to obferve, that there are many Perfons of Piety and Virtue

in this Place: I pray God increase the Number of them, that fo there may be nothing wanting to render this Ancient Society, in all respects, truly Great and Honourable.

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